Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here are some pictures of our new dog. He's only been with us since Sat. morning and so far it's going ok. We'll keep you posted.

Think Cold thoughts!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It is getting very hot outside, to non AZians (yes I mean you Idahoans) I am talking about 102's and 108's and the other day we even had a 112. Yes, Yes, it is May and we are "enjoying" 112 degree weather...... So I decided that we need to think COLD thoughts and maybe, maybe it will cool down some. Or at least slow the rise to the real heat!! I provided some images for helping the mental focus...... ah...., snow..., cold weather less than 100 million degrees..... it feels good,real good, doesn't it? (This is Adam to all of those readers, by the way, Candice enjoys the cold and snow but not quite as much as I do!)


Ron don't say it! I know you want to!!  Ron....  :-)

p.s. I like the picture of Kaitlynn all ready to go snowmobiling! She is with my dad, Steve, in Island Park, ID.

Welcome Welcome Sabath Morning

Monday, May 18, 2009

One of the wonderful things about Sunday is that you have the opportunity to dress up. Put on your Sunday best, and little sprinkle of fancy and heels and head out the door. Then you arrive only to see a crowd of people happy to see you, telling you how cute your children are. I'm certain that I was less appreciative or perhaps just less aware of this pleasant perk in my life but now it has been brought to my more immediate attention due to the color Nazis. I work in a corporate type environment where everyone must look the same. In most medical offices in these great United State the employees are allowed to where a variety of brightly colored scrubs and those that greet you at reception are dressed in a myriad of business appropriate attire. It is a grave oversight that I did not anticipate how this oppressive environment would affect an individual such as myself. I just don't feel pretty. Ever. Each day I wear black scrub pants and a white or black t-shirt. Really, EVERY DAY. I have put in my well thought out and slightly humorous plea to rectify the situation but to no avail. Lame. On Sunday morning, however, I had the desire to be fancy more than I had felt in a very long time. I put on my favorite dress, great shoes, a new necklace, and fake eyelashes. I poofed my hair with a little extra puff. I found some bangles in an old jewelry box. Then I looked in the mirror. I looked Fancy. I loved it. Kaitlynn did too, oh how she envied the fake eyelashes on my eyes and the jingling bracelets. "Mom, I think if I hold my arm like this they will fit me and I wont loose them" she begged,"Please mom I love them, they sound kinda like a bell!" I subdued her with some blush, lip gloss, and a promise to try to find cool jewelery for little kids. 

But to top off my day everyone told me I looked pretty. Maybe they saw how much I needed to hear those words or maybe they are just very kind, but I appreciated it so much. Those types of days have to potential to get us through the blah, the bad, and the drab color Nazis of our world. Thanks guys, I owe you one.

More pictures

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Just thought I would put some pictures up, we are a little behind on posting any.

Here we go!

Movie Lines

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There are knock knock jokes, the blond jokes, jokes that start with "a guy walks into a bar..", and then there are movie lines. To tell you the truth when someone says,"Oh, I heard this great joke!" I cringe inside. In some cases a habitual joke teller is someone who has never been funny. I know, so sad, two tears. However, the clever cat that whips out a perfectly timed movie line wins my immediate admiration. The first time I got in trouble at my new job was when Dena and I were in the lab popping off movie lines and laughing until our faces hurt and our eyes watered. Oh the cherished memories. I believed that movie lines were a form of entertainment I would always enjoy with my friends, but much to my delight it doesn't have to end there. Kaitlynn can do movie lines!!! I know, round of applause! It's truly fantastic. The other day she forgot something in the car and let out a rather gruff sounding, "BY THUNDARA!!" (a very popular Thunder Cat-ism for those of you who are out of the loop when it comes to cool cartoons from the 80's). I was so proud. Imitation and perfect timing. She's a super star. Tonight she spouted out another and earned herself a Barbie Buck. I think it important to reward greatness. With any luck she will grow up funny and never have to attempt a knock knock joke.